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In straight sets!

06.09.2007 | Tennis

Roger won his quarter final against Andy Roddick in straight sets. His 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory sends him against Russia's Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday and places him just two victories from becoming the first man to win four consecutive U.S. Opens since Bill Tilden won six straight from 1920 to 1925.

 

"There was so much good serving that it's hard to say it was great, great tennis," Roger said. "But I thought it was a high level. You couldn't allow yourself to make any easy mistakes because they would be costly."

 

 

The first two sets featured sizzling skill from the service line as neither player lost a game on his own delivery and both sets went to tiebreaks. Roger won the first 7-5 and the second 7-4 against the American he defeted in last year's final. Our top seed then claimed the first service break of the high intensity match in the sixth game of the third set when Roddick sailed a backhand long to fall behind 4-2. Roger broke Roddick again for good measure in the last game when the American netted a backhand on match point to end the contest after just over two hours.

 

Not since 1988 had no U.S. man failed to reach the final of any of the season's four Slams. Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Todd Martin, Mal Washington and Roddick himself had reached finished runner-up or won majors during the 18 years preceding 2007.

 

Roger holds a 9-0 lifetime edge on Davydenko.

 
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09/08/2007 | 12:01 AM
Roger, Awesome!! Andy played really well and you answered with such a determined sense of confidence and calmness. I can't wait to see how you play in the semi. I also loved how you raised your finger at the end of the match. I haven't noticed you do that
09/07/2007 | 11:52 PM
Wow! Congratulations, Roger!!! Defeating Roddick in straight sets is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Great job, champion!!!
Well, we all know Davydenko is an awesome player too - no doubts about that - and it's always incredible to watch a match between you - actually, I
09/07/2007 | 11:42 PM
Congratulations on your win over Roddick Rog!! You played wonderfully and with absolute class!! Good luck against Davydenko. Try your best and I know you'll do great!!
With love,
Cara
09/07/2007 | 10:39 PM
The comment about Roger being arrogant is ridiculous. Roger Federer is the classiest guy in the ATP. He respects all of his opponents and what they bring to a match. That is why he is able to beat them so often. As far as Roger hating Andy...I don't see t
09/07/2007 | 07:37 PM
gud job!congratulations Roger..keep up the good work..i really adore u.luv u
09/07/2007 | 06:59 PM
Cool black clothing ?!
Oh yeah ! Keep going ahead for the title.
Good luck!
09/07/2007 | 06:06 PM
Andy is so nice... But it seems you hate him... Once you broke his serve, it was obviously that you were gonna win. So it was unnecessary to cry this "come on" in his face.
It's a pitty, we all know that you are the best player... but sometimes you are
09/07/2007 | 04:30 PM
congratulation,wonderful match,great job roger
all the best
09/07/2007 | 04:23 PM
Dangerous in black and loving it, the AR match was brilliant you make it look so effortless while AR was putting in his all what a wonderful display.....play well against Davydenko and the final is yours....you are absolutely amazing to watch on the tenni
09/07/2007 | 04:23 PM
Beautiful match! i´m waiting for the next!